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Closures and Detours for I-5 Construction in Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the second of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from midnight Friday night, April 21 until as late as 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 24. The Morrison Bridge will be closed for the same period. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes.

During the I-5 southbound closure, travelers will be diverted to I-405 southbound to reach I-5 south of downtown. A lane of I-5 south will be open for travelers to access I-84 east. Travelers heading in from Washington State could consider using Interstate 205 to avoid congestion in the central city. Travelers should consider using other routes, including surface streets, or taking transit, depending on their travel plans.

The onramp to I-84 east from the Moda Center will be open for fans departing the Blazer playoff game on Saturday, April 22.

The remaining weekend closures of Interstate 5 will take place from 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:

  • Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8 (northbound)
  • Friday, May 12 to Monday, May 15 (northbound)

Closing I-5 will allow contractor Hamilton Construction to perform concrete repairs underneath the Burnside Bridge, which spans lanes of the freeway. Areas of the concrete are degraded and at risk of falling on the freeway. This work is part of Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge Maintenance project. The closures will also allow ODOT crews to do work on the closed section of freeway, including paving, survey, electrical, inspection and seismic work.

The Morrison Bridge closure is for a separate Multnomah County project that is replacing the deck on the lift span.


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I-5 Construction in Oregon Begins in May

In summer 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation will repair and resurface two ramps at the Interstate 5 Morrison Bridge interchange and the I-5 bridge over the Rose Quarter Transit Center. The project also will replace the median barrier along I-5 from the Rose Quarter to north of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new barrier will be 10 inches taller than the existing barrier to improve safety of the highway.

When I-5 construction begins in May 2017, there will construction and nighttime noise. Noise will come from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping noise when construction vehicles are in reverse (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and equipment such as concrete saws and dri​lls.

Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.

Lane and ramp closures for I-5 construction will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. There will be no daytime lane or ramp closures.

Impacts to I-5 & connections to I-84

No full closures of I-5 will take place. This project will require nighttime lane closures on I-5 during bridge and median barrier work.

Ramp closures & detour information

Work on ramps at the Morrison Interchange and work on I-5 will require nighttime ramp closures. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.The impacted ramps and detour information will be provided on this project page soon.

​Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.


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New I-5 Ramp in Portland Completed

The Oregon DOT and the Portland Bureau of Transportation will mark the completion of the I-5 Southbound Off-ramp at North Broadway Project Monday, Sept. 26, with a celebration in the Rose Quarter.

Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick and ODOT’s Portland-area Manager Rian Windsheimer will discuss the project during the Monday event.

The project is the first I-5 transportation improvement in the larger North/Northeast Quadrant Plan, a joint city-state plan aimed at improving traffic operations flow for all transportation modes through the area.

Many local stakeholders contributed to the plan, including neighborhood groups, trucking companies, local businesses and business groups, the Lloyd Center, the Rose Quarter, and bicycle, pedestrian, railroad and environmental advocates.

 


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Ramp and Lane Closures Coming on I-5 Near Downtown Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that nighttime ramp and lane closures are under way this week and may continue through September on Interstate 5 south of downtown Portland as crews resume final work on the paving project between the Marquam Bridge and Southwest Capitol Highway.

Most night closures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and conclude by 6 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. on the weekends.

Thursday Sept. 8

  • Varying I-5 northbound lane closures in northern end of the project, 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Closure of the northbound I-5 ramp to Southwest Macadam Avenue, exit 299A.

Friday Sept. 9.

  • Closure of northbound I-5 ramp to Harbor Way from exit 299B closes at 8 p.m., the ramp to northbound I-405 closes at 10 p.m.
    Ramp to northbound I-405 remains closed 10 p.m. to 8 .m. Saturday.

Saturday Sept. 10

  • Closure of southbound I-405 ramp to southbound I-5, 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Closure of southbound Harbor Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • The closures are part of the final construction activities in the project to repave seven miles of I-5, most of which was completed in 2015.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather and site conditions.


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Ramp, Lane Closures, Traffic Delays on Oregon I-5

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports the following ramp and lane closures, traffic delays and travel advisories on Interstate 5:

I-5 MP 237 to 242 – Maintenance Work
Lanes Affected: (Southbound) 2 Lanes (Northbound) 2 Lanes
Grind and inlay paving work 6/20 to 6/23 between the hours of 9 PM to 5:30 AM. One lane of travel will be closed. Please proceed with caution. Estimated delay under 20 minutes.

I-5 MP 250.15 to 251.76 – Construction Work
Travelers can expect midday lane closures of the southbound off ramp. Expect intermittent night time lane closures on I-5 south bound. Caution. Ramps Affected. Motorists should be aware of the increased construction activity around the interchange, proceed with caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limits. Project Summary: The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp. Estimated delay under 20 minutes.

I-5 MP 301.911 – Commercial Vehicle Information
I-5 SB Exit 301 ramp to I-84 EB (Portland) Effective July 10, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 301 to I-84 eastbound will be closed between the hours of 7 AM & 12 noon. Estimated date of completion is July 10, 2016.

I-5 MP 302 – Construction Work
Lane and sidewalk closures on Broadway and adjacent city streets; new traffic alignment to Broadway Bridge. Occasional daytime shoulder closures on the southbound I-5 off-ramp (exit 302A). The old right turn lane has been removed and traffic will travel in a new lane realignment that connects to the Broadway Bridge. Daytime, periodic single lane closures and sidewalk closures on North Broadway Street and adjacent city streets will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Bicyclists and pedestrians will be provided access through detour routes. Please be alert and follow detour signs. Estimated delay under 20 minutes.

I-5 MP 302.011 – Commercial Vehicle Information
I-5 SB on-ramp from Moda Center (Portland) Effective July 10, 2016, the ramp from Moda Center to I-5 southbound will be closed between the hours of 7 AM & 12 noon. Estimated date of completion is July 10, 2016.

I-5 MP 302.6 – Commercial Vehicle Information
I-5 SB Exit 302A to Moda Center (Portland) Effective July 11, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 302A to Moda Center will be intermittently closed between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is July 14, 2016.

I-5 MP 302.6 – Commercial Vehicle Information
I-5 SB Exit 302A to Moda Center (Portland) Effective March 25, 2015, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 302A ramp to Moda Center will be restricted to 14 feet 00 in. in width on Sunday to Thursday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 5:30 AM, and on Friday nights between the hours of 8 PM & 8 AM. Estimated date of completion is August 31, 2016.


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Construction on Washington I-5 HOV Lanes Mean Lane Closures

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that two projects, I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV, will result in lane closures this week.

These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.  These projects are located on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.

Lane closures
Drivers can also anticipate night single- and double-lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 between L Street and the Port of Tacoma Road throughout the week.

Monday, March 28

  • Northbound Interstate 5 collector-distributor exit to northbound Interstate 705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to southbound State Route 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, March 29

  • Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, March 30

  • Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, March 31

  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Extended ramp closure
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will remain closed until mid-April.

Long-term ramp closures

Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.


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Oregon Introduces New Scenic Bikeway

Oregon’s newest Scenic Bikeway showcases the vivid color palette of the Painted Hills. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission formally approved designation of the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway in its Feb. 24 meeting in Portland, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) and Travel Oregon announced.

The Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway loops through the multi-colored John Day Fossil Beds on 130 miles, connecting the communities of Fossil, Service Creek, Spray, Kimberly and Mitchell. Viewed from a bicycle seat, riders can see millions of years of history revealed in the layers of earth, one color at a time.

The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil—layers of yellows, golds, blacks and reds formed millions of years ago by shifting volcanic islands. A closer look reveals ancient plant and wood fossils.

The Scenic Bikeway program is a superb collection of cycling routes that inspires people to experience Oregon’s natural beauty and cultural heritage by bicycle, and that offers economic and social benefits to the state’s communities and residents.

Scenic Bikeways represent the best of the best road bicycle riding in all of Oregon. The Painted Hills route is no exception. Most of the designated Bikeways, including the Painted Hills, use existing, paved roads. As the 15th designated bikeway in the Oregon Scenic Bikeway program, the Painted Hills Scenic Bikeway brings the total mileage of bikeways to more than 1,000 miles.

 

All the information bicyclists needs to plan their ride can be found on RideOregonRide.com, including a printable map, GPS data, camping and other accommodations and amenities along the route.


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Oregon I-5 Road Construction and Conditions Report

The Oregon Department of Transportation is reporting the following updated information regarding I-5 road construction and conditions:

I-5 MP 242.13: I-5 SB Exit 242 ramp to Talbot Rd (north of Albany) Effective March 6, 2016, the ramp from I-5 southbound Exit 242 to Talbot Rd will be intermittently closed between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 18, 2016.

I-5 MP 250.15 to 251.76: Estimated delay under 20 minutes. Watch for increased construction activity near the interchange, proceed with caution through the work zone and obey posted speed limits. Project Summary: The I-5 Kuebler Interchange Project will address the increasing congestion at the interchange by modifying the existing southbound off ramp, which will decrease the conflicts at Kuebler that have caused back-ups on I-5 southbound. The new ramp will meet modern standards and contain excess capacity. The project will also add a westbound to southbound I-5 loop on ramp and modify the eastbound to southbound I-5 on ramp.

I-5 MP 271.6 to 274.69: I-5 MP 271.35 to MP 276.01 NB & SB (Woodburn) This section of I-5 southbound will be restricted to 17 feet 01 in. in height. This section of I-5 northbound will be restricted to 16 feet 09 in. in height. Estimated date of completion is September 30, 2016.

I-5 MP 271.6 to 272.03: I-5 NB & SB Exit 271 ramps to / from OR214 / OR219 (Woodburn) The on- and off-ramps to/from I-5 northbound and southbound Exit 271 to OR214 and OR219 will be restricted to 16 feet 00 in. in width. Mobile homes with eaves are allowed, provided the base width does not exceed 16 feet 00 in. in width. Estimated date of completion is September 30, 2016.

I-5 MP 289.5: I-5 NB MP 289.50 (crossing under Nyberg Rd Exit 289 – Tualatin) Effective March 4, 2016, I-5 crossing under Nyberg Rd will be restricted to 15 feet 06 in. in height between the hours of 9 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 6, 2016.

I-5 MP 294.21 to 305.44: Double lane and shoulder closures on I-5 SB between I-84 and the Marquam Bridge. ODOT is partnering with law enforcement for extra presence in the construction zone. Periodic single lane and shoulder closures on I-405 in both directions on the Fremont Bridge Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Periodic double lane and shoulder closures on I-5 southbound (between I-84 and the Marquam Bridge) Monday-Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

I-5 MP 297.55 to 306.18: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB ramps (Portland) The following ramps will be intermittently closed on Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 6 AM; Friday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 7 AM; Sunday nights between the hours of 9 PM & 8 AM: I-5 NB Exit 298 ramp to Corbett Ave; I-5 SB Exit 300B ramp to US26 / OR99E; I-5 SB ramp from Weidler St / Wheeler Ave / Winning Way; I-5 NB on-ramp from Broadway St; I-5 SB Exit 303 ramp to Alberta St / Swan Island; I-5 SB Exit 304 ramp to Rosa Parks Way. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 298.24 to 306.12: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 15 feet 05 in. in height northbound, and 14 feet 06 in. in height southbound between the hours of 8 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 298.24 to 306.12: I-5 MP 298 to MP 306 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 5:30 AM; Friday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 8 AM; Saturday nights between the hours of 10 PM & 9 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 29, 2016.

I-5 MP 300.271: I-5 SB ramp to I-405 NB (Portland) Effective March 11, 2016 the ramp from I-5 southbound to I-405 northbound will be restricted to 13 feet 00 in. in width between the hours of 9:30 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is March 19, 2016.

I-5 MP 301.06 to 302.43: I-5 MP 301.0 to MP 302.5 NB & SB (Portland) This section of I-5 will be restricted to 15 feet 07 in. in height northbound, and 14 feet 10 in. in height southbound between the hours of 10 PM & 5 AM. Estimated date of completion is February 13, 2016.


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Lane Closures on Washington I-5 December 29-30

Washington State Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures on two I-5 projects; M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV and Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV

Time/Days: See details below.

Description: These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.

Location: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.

Details: On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30, crews will close two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. approaching the Puyallup River Bridge. An hour earlier at 10 p.m, they will also close the two following ramps until 4 a.m. each following morning:

– Northbound I-5 to northbound SR 167
– Bay Street to northbound SR 167

On Wednesday night, motorists can also expect up to three lanes of southbound I-5 to close near the Puyallup River Bridge between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. In addition, the following three ramps will close:

– Southbound SR 167 to southbound I-5
– Southbound I-5 to South 27th Street/Bay Street
– South 27th Street/Portland Avenue to southbound I-5

Detours will be provided for all ramp closures.


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Cabela’s Ready to Build New Store in Tualatin, Oregon

A contractor has been selected by Cabela’s to build its new 100,000 square foot, ground-up retail store in Tualatin, Oregon. This will be the second Oregon store for the Nebraska-based chain. The new store will be located directly off I-5, exit 289.

The interior of the new store will feature Cabela’s next-generation layout, designed to surround customers in an outdoor-like experience with trophy animal mounts and displays.

Additionally, it will include a Gun Library, Bargain Cave, Fudge Shop, indoor archery range, mountain replica featuring museum-quality wildlife displays and thousands of high-quality outdoor products, as well as an In-Store Pickup program allowing customers to order gear ahead of time and pick it up at a time of their choosing, free of charge.

The store will be located in a redeveloped area across Interstate 5 from the Nyberg Woods shopping center. The new area, being developed by CenterCal Properties, is planned to include approximately 300,000-square-feet of retail space.

The Tualatin Cabela’s is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.